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Pain From a Shower


Another sickle cell fun fact: taking a shower in the mornings may lead to a painful sickle cell crisis. Check out the video below and share your experiences.

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Sickle Cell Warrior

Sickle Cell Warrior

Tosin is dedicated to perpetuating healthy and positive messages about sickle cell. Although sickle cell is a subject often taboo in the communities this condition is most prevalent, Tosin's message is that sickle cell is not something to be ashamed of and you can live a rich and fulfilling life with sickle cell. Sickle cell warriors are the most amazing people in the world, with a great fortitude for compassion, willpower and strength.

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  1. Tolu
    Tolu November 12, 13:25

    So true. till date I hardly take early morning or late night shower if the water ain’t warm. People say I’m dirty but I understand why I do it.

    Reminds me of when I was an undergraduate and I told a nurse that I atimes prefer to sit under the sun in the morning then she laughed at me and started calling me “sun therapy”. it works for me and I just do it not minding what people say

  2. Marty
    Marty January 07, 17:56

    I’ve recently started having pain crisis after a late night shower, and even in warm or hot water the pain comes, and hurts so awful. I count my blessings because I am now 62 years of age, diagnosed when I was 28, worked all my life – sometimes two full time jobs. So yes, even dealing with this awful disease, I am very Blessed..

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